Notices issue in petition by Digicom Trading for Nov 24

KARACHI: Notices were issued to the Pakistan Customs, Preventive, Appraisement West, Collector Exports and Air Freight Unit, Jinnah Terminal for Nov 24 by a customs appellate bench hearing a constitution petition filed by Digicom Trading, importer of QMobile.

The petitioner moving the court through Franklin Law Associates maintained that a notice of auction of consignments was received by the importer company on ground that they have not filed GD’s (Goods Declaration). The petitioner maintained that its NTN has been blocked and for the reason was unable to file GD’s for the consignments which have reached the port and are in the pipe line. The petitioner moved a representation before the relevant custom authorities seeking 100 per cent examination and assessment of the duties etc for release of the consignments. The new imports/arrivals cannot be detained for a default in the past, the counsel from panel of lawyers of Franklin Law Associates argued seeking suspension of auction notice.

The bench after hearing initial arguments while suspending notice of auction ordered issuance of notices to the respondents for Nov 24. More than a dozen consignments are awaiting clearance.

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